Tag Archives | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Eastern Sierra Land Trust touts success on Bi-State sage-grouse protections

PRESS RELEASE: April 15 th, 2020 / Kay Ogden, Executive Director, ESLT   A Diverse Coalition Unifies Around Sage-Grouse Conservation Our conservation community has something to celebrate! That’s because on March 30th this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) announced it is withdrawing a 2013 proposed rule to list the Bi-State sage-grouse as threatened […]

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Bi-State DPS greater sage-grouse Credit: USFWS

More public comments being accepted on sage-grouse

Press release RENO, Nevada — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting additional public comment on its proposed rule to list the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. As its name suggests, the Bi-State greater sage-grouse DPS straddles the California-Nevada border, where six […]

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The cost of protection

Draft Economic Analysis Available on Proposed Critical Habitat for Three Sierra Amphibians  (press release) Sacramento – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released a draft economic analysis of its proposal to designate 1,831,820 acres of critical habitat in California for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, the northern distinct population segment of the mountain yellow-legged […]

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Public meeting on habitat designation for frogs and toads

As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service moves forward with plans to designate what they call critical habitat for frogs and toads in the Eastern Sierra high country, down below citizens fear that the bureaucratic plan will halt trout plants in some lakes and hurt recreation. The Inyo Board of Supervisors scheduled a special meeting […]

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Questions on critical habitat

Questions still remain in the minds of some about U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ plan for critical habitat designations to protect some frogs and toads in the High Sierra. Will the plan eliminate trout-planting in high country lakes like South Lake and Rock Creek Lake? How would the loss of the amphibians impact other creatures? […]

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Local officials say federal action to save toads, frogs will jeopardize recreation

Eastern Sierra officials have called the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service move to designate critical habitat for frogs and toads a “premature” move that will “unduly harm our society, culture, and economy.” The last day to comment is today by 9pm, although public meetings will likely happen here later. Comment now at this website: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074 […]

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